What are some popular beaches in Southern California?


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Some popular beaches in Southern California are Huntington Beach and North Beach Coronado for surfing; Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles and East Beach, Santa Barbara for their volleyball courts and trails; and Venice Beach with its street circus and sand sculptors. La Jolla Cove, San Diego is a heavily photographed beach.

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Some beaches, such as Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara, are popular with families for safe swimming, beginner surfing and nearby trails, while others, such as Carmel Beach in Monterey with its dog-friendly zone, are popular with dog owners. Many popular beaches, such as Santa Monica and Santa Cruz, have piers or boardwalks with activities, arcades and other amusements.

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